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Bhudhist view of cause & effect and its defects
« on: September 29, 2012, 05:06:57 AM »

Ultimate cause of this creation is not non-existent
Both Buddhists and scientists are partially correct and partially wrong
Unreal – real duality of the effect is called relativity
The energy is the first effect of the ultimate cause [God]

In the analysis of creation, the ultimate imaginable item is the space, which is the subtle energy. Therefore, the Buddhists have ended in space or vacuum, which is considered as nothing (Shunya). In fact, the space or vacuum is not nothing, which appears as nothing. There is nothing like nothing since everything is something. The existence of everything is derived from the existence of the ultimate cause. According to Buddhists, the ultimate cause is nothing and hence, everything is nothing (Asatkarya vaada). Even the space, which is the subtle cosmic energy, becomes nothing in the stream of the analysis of relativity. The effect is unreal by itself, but, is real due to existence of its cause. This unreal – real duality of the effect is called relativity.


The effect is said to be relatively real with respect to the cause. Shankara pointed out that if the ultimate cause is non-existent, then, the non-existence of the ultimate cause should pervade into the chain of causes and effects. In such case, everything should have been told as non-existent. But, we say that everything is existing. Therefore, the ultimate cause of this creation should exist.



All the causes and effects in the ladder are non-existent by themselves, since all these are ultimately the effects of the ultimate cause only. Hence, all these effects are said to be existing, since their existence is the existence of ultimate cause only. Even the modern scientists end with space or energy only as the ultimate cause. The modern scientists have identified the space as energy through the concept of bending of the space around the boundary of the object. For the scientists, the space or vacuum is energy, which is the ultimate cause that exists. Therefore, the entire creation exists for scientists.


The Buddhists just differed from the scientists by one point only, which is that the space or vacuum is also absence of energy and hence, non-existent. Hence, for Buddhists, the ultimate cause is the non-existent vacuum and hence, the entire creation is non-existent. Both Buddhists and scientists are partially correct and partially wrong. The truth is that the vacuum or space is energy. But, the energy is also non-existent, since it is not the ultimate cause. The energy is the first effect of the ultimate cause [God].
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